21st Century Library concept exterior

98 seats open up on 4th floor

Good news! 98 seats and the newly-remodeled restroom have now opened up on the quiet 4th floor of the John C. Hitt Library. These seats are located next to the windows on the “south” side of the floor. Work continues on the remainder of that half of the floor, which is still covered with a curtain of black plastic. So it is possible that construction noise will be a part of your experience there for the rest of the semester. 235A and 235C remain open for quiet study. Remember that earplugs are available at the Circulation Desk, if you need them.
Thanks for enduring the inconvenience, Knights; it’s part of getting ready for the 21st Century Library.

Kram for the Exam Spring 2017

Kram for the Exam

Come join us for our annual spring Kram for the Exam. SGA will be walking around the John C. Hitt Library handing out goodies and study materials during the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 25, 1 pm & 6 pm
  • Thursday, April 27, 2 pm & 6 pm

Hope to see you here and good luck on your exams!

Believe 2017 campaign banner

The UCF Library Believes…in Going Blonde

Every year, the UCF faculty and staff community donate to the Believe campaign. The campaign benefitted all colleges, departments, and initiatives on campus, as well as funding services that provide direct help to students, like Knights Helping Knights Pantry, and scholarships like First Generation Scholarships and the Libraries’ June Stillman Scholarship. The 21st Century Library building fund was also a beneficiary of Believe.

To encourage participation, our own David Benjamin, head of Special Collections, selflessly offered to go blonde if the library increased their participation to 51%.

The totals are in: the UCF Libraries had a 59% participation rate this year! We are proud to have helped UCF donate a total of over one million dollars to many worthy causes.

David’s new look has not changed his enthusiasm for Special Collections and Archives (SCUA). Check out the display on the 5th floor of the John C. Hitt Library, Recollections of a Cartoonist: The Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013 to sample some of SCUA’s excellent work. And if you spot David Benjamin, ask him if it’s true blondes have more fun.

Glenn Stein, as a cartoon, on a wagon

Exhibit: Recollections of a Cartoonist

Special Collections & University Archives latest exhibit, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: The Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013,” features a selection of drawings, sketches, political cartoons, and comic strips from the “Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013.” Based on Stein’s unpublished manuscript, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: Creating in Different World,” the exhibit includes examples of Stein’s work from the 1970s through 2008.

Stein, a Florida native, drew editorial cartoons from 1999 to 2008 for three Orlando area publications, the Orlando Business Journal, The Apopka Chief, and the Spanish-language paper La Prensa. Stein’s editorial cartoons tackled issues the nation and the world were debating at the turn of the millennium, including immigration, civil rights, and political corruption – many of which are still relevant today. In addition to political cartoons, Stein also created a number of gag cartoons and comic strips, several of which are included in the exhibit. In 2009, Stein gave up cartooning to focus on writing and lecturing about polar history.

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through July 2017.

Calling all transfer students!

The UCF Libraries needs your help to improve our services to transfer students. We got to meet some of you at our regional campus partners, and want to make sure to do our best to meet your unique needs.

If you are a transfer student who is over 18, we’d like to ask you to take 10 minutes to respond to this survey.

A second phase of our research will involve face to face interviews, and you’ll be asked if you’d like to participate in those at the end of the survey. This interview should take approximately 30 minutes, and you’ll receive a sweet treat for your time.

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